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Old 19. Apr 2010, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 19. Apr 2010, 02:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I've been using this since Alpha and I'm impressed with boot speed (laptop) and the lack of brown!!
No prob moving buttons from left to right either.

Looking forward to 10.04 LTS as you point out!!
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Old 19. Apr 2010, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well it this has sure been one of the most anticipated releases I can ever remember. Everything I have seen looks pretty good. Moving the buttons around is not that big of a deal for me, as I have used themes before that switched them around, and it took like 10 minutes to get used to it. Ubuntu is really becoming a very nice OS and I think that it has the potential of attracting more and more Win users who become disenchanted with MS.

I have a brand new hard drive sitting on my desk begging to be used. I usually always wait for a month after a release before getting on board to allow for most of the initial bugs to be worked out. This time I think I am going to go ahead and install it on my new hd and play around with it, while keeping my current release as my main OS. I usually use Linux Mint as my main distro, and they usually don't release for a month after Ubuntu does. Which means Mint is usually more stable, but you have to wait longer. If all goes well with 10.4 then I will probably migrate over to the Minty flavored Ubuntu in a month or so.
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Old 19. Apr 2010, 05:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This will tie in nicely with our move as the house will be ready in 3-4 weeks, and about another week or so to get a landline organised. Had it not been for the difficulties of using my MD300 broadband modem with 9.10 I would still be with it. I too though may wait the bit extra for Mint.
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I too am looking forward to the new Mint - it's usually very elegant and responsive.
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To tell the truth I was a little disappointed in Mint 8. Not from the functional perspective, as it has worked very well for me, but more from the aesthetic perspective. They claim elegance, but the last default graphics were really awful in my opinion. Having worked in the graphic design industry for many years, I felt like especially the default background broke all kinds of design rules. (To many different elements, and three strikes your out) If it was just the wallpaper that would not be much of a problem, but since they also used it for grub, and at login, and resume screens which are not easily changeable I felt it was over the top. Ubuntu's default graphics were much more aesthetically pleasing. Hopefully they don't make the same mistake again.
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Old 21. Apr 2010, 04:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Strange that!! I thought I was the only one disappointed with Mint 8 for the same reasons (so I kept quiet 'bout that!!). Dabbled with '7' '6' and '5' though. Let's hope 9 is a bit easier on the eye ....
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You kidding. I was there putting my 2 cents in when they were thinking about choosing the "fresh" graphics, and I was far from being alone in my dissent. A lot of others were saying stick with the old graphics, or choose something else, but alas it did not happen. So I just hacked everything and made the changes. In fact I really did not like the new gdm either so I uninstalled that and installed the old gdm with its theming capabilities. Hopefully sometime soon someone will release a tool that will help tweak the new gdm login theme as well.
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Have you seen the graphics on 'MoonOS'? Ubuntu-based for anyone interested!

http://www.moonos.org/
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Yes I have seen it, and also OpenGEU which is also based on the enlightenment desktop. http://opengeu.intilinux.com/

I played around with it some, but I really like Gnome, but I have used KDE and it is nice too. The KDE version of Mint 8 looked very nice, but I missed a lot of Gnome features. As far as I know no one has worked on an enlightenment version of Mint. It would be interesting though.
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